Show #5136 - Monday, January 1, 2007


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Peg Pruitt, a retired teacher from Swansea, Massachusetts

Jeff Schwartz, a professor and tutor from New York, New York

Jared Thompson, an actuarial analyst originally from Eureka, Illinois (whose 2-day cash winnings total $56,501)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
Ellis Island opened Jan. 1, 1892 & the first immigrant was from County Cork on this island
    $200 26
Between July 1954 & August 1955 this Memphis label released 5 Elvis Presley singles
    $200 16
Go this breed, which originated more than 5,000 years ago in Egypt to hunt deer, & leave the driving to us
    $200 18
The females of these insects suck the blood of humans & animals, transmitting diseases like yellow fever
    $200 11
Speculators were blamed for the 1929 stock market crash that marked the beginning of this decade-long calamity
    $200 6
Congressional committee responsible for raising the money to fund the government
    $400 2
In 1919 this auto company got a new president, son succeeding father, & raised its minimum wage to $6 a day
    $400 27
In 1990 Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss sold this label to Polygram for a sum said to be more than $500 million
    $400 17
In 1998 a canine of this breed, the world's smallest, became spokesdog for Taco Bell
    $400 19
New Mexico's Acoma people have this form of social organization with the mother as the head of the family
    $400 12
Napoleon's cannons usually get blamed, but the head of this huge statue near Giza was damaged long before him
    $400 7
The industry exposed by Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle"
    $600 3
The Post Office began this service Jan. 1, 1913 & it was soon sending such objects as eggs, bricks & a 4-year-old girl
    $600 28
In 1980 this DreamWorks SKG partner founded his own record label
    $600 20
The malamute is sometimes confused with this breed, seen here
    $600 23
(Kelly of the Clue Crew strikes a pose.) I feel like Sarasvati or Lakshmi when I'm in the pose named for this type of being
    $600 13
This song from the movie "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut" garnered a 2000 Oscar nomination
    $600 8
To blur by rubbing or to vilify by negative depiction
    $800 4
This new Czech president began the 1990s with an amnesty for 3/4 of his country's prison inmates
    $800 29
While in India, George Harrison got the idea for this record label's mystical logo from a small tin box
    $800 21
Both Yale's & the Univ. of Georgia's mascot, it's the large-headed Brit dog that's often born by caesarian section
    $800 24
An odalisque is a female slave or concubine in this women's residence whose name is Arabic for "forbidden"
    DD: $1,200 14
In 1990 a flaw in this $1.5 billion piece of hardware was blamed on a spherical aberration in one of its mirrors
    $800 9
Union general in charge of the Army of the Potomac at the end of the U.S. Civil War
    $1000 5
On Jan. 1, 1959, suddenly out of power, he fled Cuba for the Dominican Republic
    $1000 30
In 1973 Kiss became the first group to sign with this new label founded by Neil (not Humphrey) Bogart
    $1000 22
Insert 2 letters into the name of a cute '70s movie pooch to know this breed seen here
    $1000 25
This term for a female cabaret singer comes from the French for "to sing"
    $1000 15
A January 1942 report faulted Gen. Walter Short & Admiral Husband Kimmel for the disastrousness of this event
    $1000 10
Capable of allowing fluids to pass through it

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Jared Jeff Peg
$2,600 $4,000 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jared Jeff Peg
$4,000 $7,600 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We'll give you a good clue for it.)
    $400 1
A brutal 1959 mass murder was the basis of this Truman Capote nonfiction novel
    $400 7
His first animated cartoons were shown in Kansas City under the title "Laugh-O-Grams"; Mickey came later
    $400 2
Called the world's most famous grating cheese, it was first made in the area of Parma
    $400 16
It's a complete or partial loss of memory caused by... caused by... I forget
    $800 3
A battle to keep a girl from the clutches of Satan takes place in this William Peter Blatty novel that turned heads in '71
    $800 8
His professional directorial debut was the 24-minute short "Amblin'", shown at the Atlanta Film Festival in 1969
    $800 28
Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin
    $800 27
The last act of this ballet is sometimes presented independently in one act as "Aurora's Wedding"
    $800 12
Tillamook is an American variety of this British cheese
    $800 17
Wham-O introduced this in 1957 as the Pluto Platter
    $1200 4
In this Tom Robbins novel, Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs & hitchhikes across America
    $1200 9
This great 1930s choreographer ended his career in 1962 with a circus flick, "Billy Rose's Jumbo"
    DD: $4,000 26
The King James version of the Bible is first published
    DD: $6,000 21
Pat Garrett is one of the roles in this American ballet
    $1200 13
This blue cheese comes from a village near the vineyards of Sauternes, its classic companion
    $1200 18
Harlem's famed Apollo Theater originally featured this bawdy type of entertainment
    $1600 5
One of the 2 Erskine Caldwell novels of the 1930s that were censored for their portrayals of poor whites
    $1600 10
Her many costume designs include the sarong worn by Dorothy Lamour & Redford & Newman's suits in "The Sting"
    $1600 24
Martin Luther is excommunicated
    $1600 22
This Nijinsky-choreographed ballet has 2 scenes: "Adoration of the Earth" & "The Sacrified"
    $1600 14
It's the only British blue cheese that has a certification trademark
    $1600 19
These primitive plants are usually grouped according to color: brown, red, blue-green, golden...
    $2000 6
This American's stories like "Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?" are in a style some have called K-Mart Realism
    $2000 11
Alfred Uhry is the only person to win an Oscar for an adaptation of his own Pulitzer Prize-winning play--this one
    $2000 25
The English defeat a vastly superior French force at Agincourt
    $2000 23
This alliterative Jerome Robbins ballet focuses on 3 sailors on shore leave in New York
    $2000 15
This semi-hard cheese from Italy's Aosta Valley is traditionally dressed in a reddish-brown wax coat
    $2000 20
From the Latin for "messenger", the highest-ranking diplomatic representative of the pope is a "papal" this

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jared Jeff Peg
$4,000 $11,600 $11,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

A memorial window near his grave at Winchester Cathedral was a gift from the fishermen of England & America

Final scores:

Jared Jeff Peg
$4,000 $799 $8,100
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $8,100

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jared Jeff Peg
$10,000 $11,200 $8,400
12 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
20 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $29,600

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Game tape date: 2006-11-07
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